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Colorectal Cancer Screening Resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information on the CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program in Florida. Call 1-800-232-6348 or visit the website at www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/
Federal Primary Care Centers may offer colorectal cancer screening tests. These include a take home stool sample test, which are available at low cost clinics in the state. You can find the clinic closest to you by going to the following site: www.hrsa.gov
The Center for Change in Orlando offers the FIT test which is a colorectal cancer screening test, at no cost. If you are interested in this option, you may find out more by contacting the center at (407)797-7561.
Some of the County Health Departments in Florida offer primary care services and may be able to help you get a colorectal cancer screening test. You can find a list of the County Health Departments by going to www.doh.state.fl.us/CHDsitelist.htm
The National Center for Farm Workers Health operates a toll free bilingual health information and referral service. The Call for Health Program can provide assistance in locating health care and can provide some financial assistance once all other resources have been exhausted. For information call 1-800-377-9968, email email@example.com, or visit the website at www.ncfh.org
Clinical trials may be available in your area. For more information about clinical trials, please call 1-800-584-9976 or visit the Florida Cancer Trials Match Service website at www.floridacancertrials.com
National Cancer Institute
Learn more about clinical trials, the potential benefits, processes, care costs and more: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or visit the website at www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials
Benefit Programs and Insurance Plans
Cover Florida Health Care Access Program makes affordable health coverage available to uninsured Floridians. To find the plans available in your area and the toll free numbers of the companies, visit the website: www.CoverFloridaHealthCare.com
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has a website that has information on health conditions, health insurance, and health care provider locations. For more information go to www.FloridaHealthFinder.gov or call 1-888-419-3456.
The Florida Department of Children and Families has information on several medical assistance programs and other benefits. They also have a list of many other services that are available in Florida. You can call 1-866-762-2237 or view these on the website at www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess
The Florida Department of Financial Services, Consumer Assistance Division can answer general insurance and financial questions through a toll-free helpline, 1-877-693-5236. They will be able to verify what your health insurance should cover and the deductibles involved. To learn more about ways to control and manage healthcare costs visit the Consumer Health Guides at www.myfloridacfo.com/Consumers/Guides/Health/index.htm
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services including referrals for financial assistance, insurance co-pays, medications as well as information on cancer for those diagnosed with cancer. For more information call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.cancercare.org
Educational Materials and Support Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Screen for Life Campaign has many fact sheets, brochures and posters on colorectal cancer screening. For more information call 1-800-232-4636 or visit the website at www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/
The Colon Cancer Alliance provides education on colorectal cancer screening also support and education for those diagnosed with colorectal cancer. They can make referrals for financial support for those diagnosed. For more information call 877-422-2030 or visit the website at ccalliance.org/
The C3 Colorectal Cancer Coalition has information on resources for diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer, coping with the emotional and financial stresses of cancer and facing life as a colorectal cancer survivor. Call the Answer Line at 877-427-2111 or visit the website at fightcolorectalcancer.org/awareness and click on the patient tab.
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has information on cancer and cancer prevention as well as information for cancer survivors. For more information call 800- 843-8114 or go to www.aicr.org
The National Cancer Institute has information on many types of cancers and screening guidelines. There are many educational booklets and fact sheets available to print or order. For information call 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or visit the website at www.nci.nih.gov
The American Cancer Society has many educational materials on cancer and cancer support services, as well as information on cancer screenings. For more information call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) or visit the website at www.cancer.org
The Lance Armstrong Foundation provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer. This includes those who have cancer or are a loved one, friend, health care professional, or caregiver of someone diagnosed. They provide support through education, referrals and counseling. This includes help in finding financial assistance for medical treatments. For more information call 1-866-673-7205 or go to www.livestrong.org/
211, an information and referral service sponsored by the United Way, is available in many areas throughout Florida and can share with you, information on services available in your community. Call 211 or visit the website at www.211.org
Assistance with Medications
The Florida Discount Prescription Drug Card is available for those needing prescription assistance. For assistance call 1-866-341-8894, TTY Users may call 1-866-763-9630 or visit the website at www.floridadiscountdrugcard.com/faq.aspx
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying individuals with low or no cost prescription aid. For assistance call 1-888-477-2669 or visit the website at www.pparx.org
Other Drug Assistance Programs may be available in your community. Ask your health care provider or local pharmacies about discount drug programs.